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Challis of Donyatt somerset who came to Carterton

If anyone needs help with this family, I can put you in touch with the family researcher in NZ.
Corpe. Challis. Fensham etc.... I am researching Clareville Early Settlers Cemetery and live nearby.

BAIRSTOW .... mention of Grays Road.. there is no Grays road, avenue. street in Wairarapa, only one I know off its PLIMMERTON.. Kapiti Coast... saw it on burials just now... Neich. this is also under Clareville Cemetery.

Under Clareville burials.. under Agnes Buchanan a babe, its not her baby, it was Kathleen Frances Scott's daughter, mother and daughter are buried together... as the baby was not registered I checked out her Baptism, she was 3 days old when she died 1929. mother died a few days later, Kathleen Frances SCOTT.. Agnes will have a headstone October 13th, its being made! Kathleen and baby have the same names... am working with a family member at present!!! Neich. thanks.

7 comment(s), latest 2 years, 5 months ago

Clareville Cemetery... Carterton. NZ

Always being asked for help for locating graves at my local cemetery... I prefer the early settlers but can help with more modern graves.. I hold the plans which are wonderful when the grave has no headstone! I also do Featherston Soldiers Cemetery.. Papawai and Greytown Cemeteries.. Papawai being Maori. I dont stop at graves I am here to help anyone needing help.. love Familytreecircles website thanks.. great help to all off us... especially when I am after a certain name, like William H Mc Lean at present, name in a book I have bought he received an Award in 1880 on his essay on Coal, the book was written by Carterton's Founder, Charles Rooking Carter, written in 1870 published in London in 1875 present to William Mc Lean in 1880 at Wanganui High School. Never a dull day for me!!! Neich.


Am searching for a person who lives in Italy, but related to the SKEY family of South island, she did make contact and was able to help some years back, but lost her details! We have at Clareville Cemetery, William Skey, his brother Henry was in South Island. maybe a Margaret, her husband was the Skey family member (from memory!) Skey from Clareville, related to the Francis family as well off Clareville. Its a very interesting family on both brothers sides!! thanks.

Carterton Researcher. Featherston Soldiers Cemetery. etc

I offer my assistance for early settlers to Carterton District, especially the Clareville Cemetery, also known in the past as Taratahi Cemetery in Chester Road. Clareville.

If anyone has information for the Soldiers from WW1 buried at Featherston, please get in touch, have quite a bit on some names but still a long way to go. and its coming up the 100 years since The Great War, we lost too many men then.. photograph, back ground into the soldiers are so interesting...

Often I can put you in touch with others doing the same name, new relations for you all!

Headstone photography by emails...

If you wish to visit the area, please get in touch often show folk around the area, where the family had lived, worked, schooled.. and more graves as available.. no charge for my services either.. I may take some time to get it together, as had memory loss for two years, but seems its returning..

I am ex Londoner, loving the history of my area where decided to live, CLAREVILLE.. perhaps I know more than the locals!

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Sadly he died, drowning in a river near Ica Station. Wairarapa. am searching for anything on him, especially how he came to be one armed. He died 1883. Have located the site he is buried at, next to get up there to see it. John was a shepherd. about 49 years old. Names of Hedgeland comes from Devon.

Any one recognise the name please, or is related, please get in touch, am helping a friend in OZ also a Gt. Grandson.. more hands make light work! Thank you.

3 comment(s), latest 7 years, 6 months ago


The Masterton RUTHERFURD and the Carterton family of the same spelling are related, I do know descendants over in Australia. then one U married the other spelling to confuse you all.. RUTHERFORD.. When I notified my friend in OZ about another Rutherfurd, she had no idea that her one was related to the Masterton ones.. oh yes.. Charles Ferdinand Rutherfurd was the Carterton one, we cannot find when he died or where buried, but his wife, Harriet is buried at Clareville. When I let my friend know of the findings, she couldn't believe it.. does now, put them both in touch with each other...

3 comment(s), latest 7 years, 10 months ago


may have two T on Garret(t) trying to help a very special neighbour please... Violet born 4th or 5th March 1909. Died Wellington 1976 aged 67. married John Raymond Edwards born in New Plymouth. wants to try and trace her mother who was a midwife. Mother was a Garret until she married a Mr Humphries they had another daughter called IRIS who married a Mr Burrell and they had two girls named Joyce and Jean... Thanks.. Adele

3 comment(s), latest 8 years, 12 months ago

HARE. Walter Maldon and Frances Jane nee Clap, but family said to me its Clapcott, they may be wrong!

My friend in Gisborne has asked for help, she has no computer, her ancestor was Walter Maldon HARE, and Frances Jane Clapcott, but could be Clapp. I have been doing some searching today, and found they are buried at Bolton St. Wellington.NZ.. if anyone is connected would they mind contacting me please, then can pass the message on to her.. thank you. I would love to know if they were originally from UK. as he was supposed to have come to NZ for Government Printing to Invercargill.. did they have a child in Australia? a Son...

24 comment(s), latest 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Featherston Military Cemetery. WW1. Wairarapa. NZ/ Carterton History Researcher

Currently researching Featherston WW1. Military Cemetery here in Wairarapa. New Zealand. Have all the headstone photographs if anyone would like one, also wish to find out about the back ground of each soldier please, rather than his military career.

Also researching early settlers to Carterton District and its cemetery.

5 comment(s), latest 1 month ago